Oystrick signs 2-year contract extension

Jun 14, 2024

Wausau, WI – The Wausau Cyclones are pleased to announce that Head Coach/GM of Hockey Operations Nathan Oystrick has signed a 2-year contract extension to remain in Wausau through the 2025-26 season. Oystrick led Wausau to unprecedented success this past season, which included a 25-win improvement from the previous season. The team set a franchise record for wins (38), won their 1st regular season division title in team history and also won their first playoff series in team history. Oystrick was also named NA3HL Coach of the Year during the 2023-24 season.

Player development success included four players finishing in the Top 40 in the NA3HL in scoring (Dvorak-6, Nelson-10, Kriz-28, Brien-36). Isaac Baker finished 3rd among defensemen in scoring (44 points).  Forward Gabe Randel and Isaac Baker also reached advancement to the NAHL under Oystrick. Wausau currently ranks 3rd in the NA3HL with six college commitments this off-season. Forward Connor Dvorak also signed a NAHL agreement recently under the leadership of Oystrick. 

“We are thrilled to announce that Nathan has signed a two-year contract extension with the Wausau Cyclones. His dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment have been invaluable to the team, and we eagerly look forward to his continued success and leadership in the coming seasons. Nathan, along with his talented staff, has developed a highly respected program on the ice. His innovative player development model not only nurtures individual talent but also consistently translates into impressive team success and player advancement. Player advancement is a large part of who we strive to be as an organization, and under Nathan’s guidance, we have advanced players to ACHA, NCAA, and NAHL levels in the first two years. Nathan has a remarkable ability to prepare players for greater challenges and opportunities. We are confident that under Nathan’s leadership, the Wausau Cyclones will continue to thrive and achieve new heights,” stated Cyclones Ownership.

“I am extremely excited to have signed an extension to continue being a part of the Wausau Cyclones. I am grateful for the opportunity and trust ownership has given me and I cannot wait for the season to get started. Over the past two years I have learned just how special the Wausau Cyclones organization and community is and I’m humbled to be behind the bench for two more seasons. Go Clones,” stated Head Coach/GM of Hockey Operations Nathan Oystrick.

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